Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Polka Music in American Society

Polka is a vivacious form of dance music in 2/4 time. Polka music became a part of American society with the arrival of the first Eastern European immigrants.

The styles of nowaday's different genres of polka may vary but they all allow their performers and participants to express their ethnicity, heritage and manifestation of their culture.

Polka festivals, each with its own unique characteristics and performers throughout the country attract polka enthusiasts who share their passion for polka music and dancing.

Johnny Pecon Orchestra - Marybelle Polka

A very rare clip from 1958.


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